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VATICAN CITY – The canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra will give the United States its first Hispanic saint, which should help more Americans realize that the country was settled by both Hispanics and Anglos, said the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin ...

The indigenous families living in this South American jungle village came early to see ...


CARMEL VALLEY – The Second Vatican Council teaches that the Catholic Church “is constantly on a pilgrimage toward the heavenly kingdom, guided always by the Lord,” San Diego’s new bishop said at his installation Mass at St. Therese of Carmel Church.

VATICAN CITY – With so many women and men being killed because of their faith in Christ, the church today is a church of martyrs, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.


St. Isabella parishioner Judy Rosenbloom speaks with motherly pride when she told Catholic San Francisco on April 16 that Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will confirm 77 new people in the faith when he visits the parish on Apr. 26.

Since 1943, Catholic Charities has been responding to the human services needs in San Mateo County. Today, the agency serves more than 700 individuals in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health Services, and Refugee and Immigrant Services. In addition to these ...

It was 2:30 in the morning of March 31, 1851, when Sister Loyola Duquenne and Sister Catherine Cabareaux landed at the port of San Francisco. In her memoirs, Sister Catherine described their arrival: “We conducted to the archbishop’s house but he was not there. In ...

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco archdiocese said the full-page advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle April 16 urging Pope Francis to oust San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone over morality clauses and other policies “is a misrepresentation of ...

OREM, Utah – Every human being “is a seeker of truth of his own origin and of his own destiny” and has thoughts and questions that “cannot be repressed or smothered,” the U.N. nuncio told an audience at Utah Valley University in Orem.

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, who was convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse.

CHICAGO – To say that Cardinal Francis E. George was an intellectual would be an understatement. To try to quantify his impact on the Catholic Church in the United States and in the world would be an underestimation.

“Wolf Hall,” the BBC adaptation of Hillary Mantel’s novel about early Tudor England, began airing on PBS’s “Masterpiece Theater” Easter Sunday night. It’s brilliant television. It’s also a serious distortion of history. And it ...
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with church teaching.
In Sacred Scripture our Lord reminds us in Psalms, Chapter 90 that God turns humanity back to dust and that “Seventy is the sum of our years, or 80, if we are strong; Most of them are toil and sorrow; they pass quickly, and we are gone.” Here we encounter ...

The figure of the Good Shepherd has captivated the Christian imagination from the earliest days of the church. The most ancient image of our Lord Jesus in the catacombs of Rome is a depiction of Him, at once heroic and tranquil, as the shepherd carrying the sheep on his ...






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